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Self and Story in Russian History

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Self and Story in Russian History
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Russians have often been characterized as people with souls rather than selves. Self and Story in Russian History challenges the portrayal of the Russian character as selfless, self-effacing, or self-torturing by exploring the texts through which Russians have defined themselves as private persons and shaped their relation to the cultural community. The stories of self under consideration here reflect the perspectives of men and women from the last two hundred years, ranging from westernized nobles to simple peasants, from such famous people as Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Akhmatova, and Nicholas II to lowly religious sectarians. Fifteen distinguished historians and literary scholars situate the narratives of self in their historical context and show how, since the eighteenth century, Russians have used expressive genres-including diaries, novels, medical case studies, films, letters, and theater-to make political and moral statements. The first book to examine the narration of self as idea and ideal in Russia, this vital work contemplates the shifting historical manifestations of identity, the strategies of self-creation, and the diversity of narrative forms. Its authors establish that there is a history of the individual in Russian culture roughly analogous to the one associated with the West.

Author Biography

Laura Engelstein is Henry S. McNeil Professor of Russian History at Yale University. She is the author of Castration and the Heavenly Kingdom: A Russian Folktale, The Keys to Happiness: Sex and the Search for Modernity in Fin-de-Siecle Russia, both from Cornell, and Moscow, 1905: Working-Class Organization and Political Conflict. She is coeditor of Self and Story in Russian History, also from Cornell. Stephanie Sandler is Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University. She is the author of Commemorating Pushkin and editor of Rereading Russian Poetry.
Release date NZ
October 5th, 2000
Contributors
Edited by Laura Engelstein Edited by Stephanie Sandler
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
24 halftones
Imprint
Cornell University Press
Pages
384
Dimensions
152x229x21
ISBN-13
9780801486685
Product ID
25213961

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